Abby King '18 receives Gold Medal Award for soccer

Abby King '18 receives Gold Medal Award for soccer

From Grosse Ile, Michigan, Gold Medal Award winner Abby King has been playing soccer for as long as she can remember. During her soccer career at Western Reserve Academy, she has earned several accolades:

  • Three-time First Team All Tri-County League
  • 2017 All Tri-County Player of the Year
  • Three-time First Team All District
  • 2017 All-District Player of the Year
  • Two-time Second Team All State
  • 2017 First Team All State.

She has left a legacy at WRA totaling over 86 goals and over 40 assists while on the pitch. A captain of the soccer, basketball and lacrosse teams, she is currently a 10-time letter winner.

In the fall of 2018, she plans to attend Denison University with the intention of becoming a student-athlete in both the Women's Soccer and Lacrosse programs while majoring in English. When discussing the opportunity of playing collegiate athletics, she said: "I'm most looking forward to furthering my athletic career with two new teams, taking my game to a new level, and experiencing more memorable moments on and off the field."

The Gold Medal Award, being the most prestigious athletic award WRA has to offer, is a testament to how much respect King has received from her fellow peers, coaches and other members of the WRA community. Shocked to have received the award, King noted: "It means a lot to receive the Gold Medal Award. I feel very fortunate because it is recognition for working so hard in a sport that I also had so much fun playing."

King is also involved in dance and is the Co-President of Fun Club, a Morgan Leader and a Chief Ambassador. Her parents, Amy and Keith, as well as sisters, Sydney and Whitney, have been nothing but supportive along her journey at WRA. She enjoys discovering new music, hanging out with friends, eating good food and dreams of one day meeting Robert Gronkowski. Although looking forward to the next chapter of her life, King said: "I will miss the people here at Reserve the most. I never thought I would meet so many compassionate, driven and friendly people in one place." She also advises younger students to "cherish the memories and the friendships, and do not sweat the small stuff."